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Definitions for outpost

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstation, outpost(noun)

    a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

  2. frontier settlement, outpost(noun)

    a settlement on the frontier of civilization

  3. outpost(noun)

    a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops


  1. outpost(Noun)

    A military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.

    The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.

    Etymology: out + post

  2. outpost(Noun)

    The body of troops manning such a post.

    Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.

    Etymology: out + post

  3. outpost(Noun)

    An outlying settlement.

    Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.

    Etymology: out + post

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outpost

    owt′pōst, n. a post or station beyond the main body of an army: the troops placed there.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. outpost

    A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a distance from the main body of an army. The troops placed at such a station.

Anagrams for outpost »

  1. opt-outs, opts out, out-tops

How to pronounce outpost?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say outpost in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outpost in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outpost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of outpost in a Sentence

  1. Gulfam Ali:

    If Hindus could kill a Hindu police inspector, in front of a police outpost, with armed guards alongside him, then who are we Muslims?

  2. Awad Abu Samra:

    There were six security guards from the consulate riding in two cars, when they got out of the cars they were attacked by young settlers from the outpost who were carrying clubs and axes. They struck the cars with clubs but the security guards did not respond with their weapons.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner, is scheduled to testify Thursday about her role as secretary of state during the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that the 12-member bipartisan committee has acquired Stephens ’ emails from that time and suggested dozens more witnesses will be called. Clinton is an important witness, but she is one witness, i understand that there's more attention associated with her. But from my perspective, I am much more interested in Chris Stevens ' emails, which we just received, than I am Chris Stevens ' emails, which we just received.

  4. Suzanne Scott:

    If Galaxys Edge had been set on Tatooine, fans would have enjoyed scrutinizing every detail against Galaxys Edge cinematic counterpart, in creating Black Spire Outpost, they get all the appeal and familiarity of a spaceport/border planet, plus all of the creative freedom.

  5. John Druckenmiller:

    We’re an outpost. We’re still kind of unheard of here, but we’re getting more and more attention.

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